More bull manure.
It isn’t just the irrational striving to be perfect but, worse that of proving themselves worthy and well qualified.
Worthy and well qualified are concepts created by men that enslave you and constantly push who you really are to something someone else’s judges you to be or not.
Yuge waste of time this approval and being adjudged and either denied or given a card enabling you entry into all churches within LDS.
The matter is even foreign to God, who tells us “There is none worthy, no, not one”.
Why should anyone have to prove they are a genuine and worthy Mormon, which implies all others are not?
God treats us all equally under his judgement and through his love.
All are his children and all Christians come to God the Father in Jesus name.
God, being the ultimate arbiter and having the biggest ego decides what a thing is and what a thing is not.
For instance, on the issue of salvation. God’s mercy, through Christ, is a gift given to any why ask.
It cannot be earned, it cannot be repaid and it can’t be taken away or qualified by anyone but God.
Prefer those who have any question regarding how God views us to the Three Great Parables in Matthew 13.
Our intent is what is important in our hearts. No man May judge that and should never be allowed the imprimatur to. For they, like the of us, are flawed and have no legitimate claim of sovereignty over our soul, much less undermining our spirit.
If you want to know if you are doing life right ask God. That’s an answer that is always answered quickly, in fact, immdiately.
My dos centavos ....
Not being able to achieve perfection through any amount of human effort can be depressing.
Add to that the mormon cultural issues of appearing perfect.
Add to that the pressure that if your husband doesn’t call your “secret name”, you won’t be resurrected to spend eternity with him.
Drugs. Common in Utah, as numerous articles posted on FR have indicated.
And yet they cling to their hopes of perfectionism, instead of turning to the real Christ as Savior and real Gospel of Grace.
Legalism and heresy always die hard.
I'm a Mormon, have been my whole life. I have NEVER understood this kind of depression and guilt among LDS women. I know it exists among a lot of women of my faith. I've heard women say stuff like "I feel like I'm not doing enough. I could have done more." It makes me want to grab them by the shoulders and say:
"Stop it! God does NOT expect you to be perfect. He knows it's impossible for ANY human to be perfect. Only one person was perfect, Jesus Christ. Do the best you can, but don't beat yourself up when you screw up. We all screw up. Accept it. Accept the grace that Jesus provides to make up for our imperfections and mistakes. That's what He's there for."
This kind of depression and guilt is a trap they allow themselves to fall into, nothing more. I wish more LDS women would see it for what it is and realize that God loves ALL of us, despite our failings. That's why He gave his Son. That brings me joy. So why are these women so miserable? I think they forget those simple words of John 3:16.
Just my two cents.
THIS is why LDS are depressed...."after all you can do"???? Thats not grace! WHat if I could have tithed 21 percent instead of 20? I did not do all I could do, did I? THis is in no way Grace, this is WORKS.
what exactly is wrong with striving to be perfect? Are the lib media now saying it is to be abandoned and everyone should be losers like them?